McDaniel wins San Juan County commiss...

McDaniel wins San Juan County commission seat

There are 19 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Nov 2, 2010, titled McDaniel wins San Juan County commission seat. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

Voters elected Margaret McDaniel to represent District 2 on the San Juan County Commission.

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Okay Now Do The Job

San Ysidro, NM

#1 Nov 3, 2010
Voted for McDaniel and now hope she will improve the district especially continuing helping our Natives in the San Juan County. DON'T FORGET US NOW!!! You are way qualified than the other opponent, Woodie.
Reporter

Rio Rancho, NM

#2 Nov 3, 2010
'It doesn't matter who you are or where you live, right now there is not the revenue to support those services,' McDaniel said.'What can we do to prepare the county to attract industries or to help the existing industries bring back those jobs?'

Wow, it is great to inhale a breath of fresh air supported by intelligence and logic for a change.

Now that Rob Mayes has hired a Public Safety Czar to assist his Assistant City Manager Czar - freeing himself of most city responsibility, it is time he made a sales call or two on private industry to see where the City of Farmington can assist -'bring back those jobs'!

Being fair and balanced - won !
We Report, You Decide
Rainbow

Los Alamos, NM

#3 Nov 3, 2010
Okay Now Do The Job wrote:
Voted for McDaniel and now hope she will improve the district especially continuing helping our Natives in the San Juan County. DON'T FORGET US NOW!!! You are way qualified than the other opponent, Woodie.
How about looking at the good fortune of someone of her caliber running and winning in that district a little more like this....
You can count on US to do what WE can to continue to support your ideas and suggestions which will improve the district and ultimately, the county, for ALL citizens.
right choice

United States

#4 Nov 3, 2010
I have known Margaret since childhood. I do not live in her district-wish I did. However, she is honest, fair and straight forward. I hope the people in her district realize how fortuinate they are having her represent them.
Wondering Huh

United States

#5 Nov 3, 2010
Right initiative but wrong position. What she wants to acomplish is done at the legislative level. A commission can only do so much. Seems like their purpose is to provide needed services to the community and not trying to bring in industries. Hope she doesn't get bored or try to do her job from behind a desk in Farmington. It has been tried before as i remember about 20 plus years ago and it didn't work. Remember the expectation of the "voters" is keep the community services up irregardless of bad economy or less revenues. We will watch her from here......
Dist 2 voter

United States

#6 Nov 3, 2010
Okay Now Do The Job wrote:
Voted for McDaniel and now hope she will improve the district especially continuing helping our Natives in the San Juan County. DON'T FORGET US NOW!!! You are way qualified than the other opponent, Woodie.
Don't judge people you don't even know. It sounds like you are unsure of your vote, "...hope she will improve the district....." Woody is a honest leader in his community. He has helped sooooo many people, maybe even one of your relatives. He already knows what the job entails, he already works with his community leaders.

It's not "all about jobs". What about the grandparents that need their road to be maintenanced on? McDaniel can't do her job behind a desk, answering phone calls.

She didn't even know what Navajo Nation chapters were in her district, according to her campaign pamphlet. She FORGOT to include some chapters, is that a GOOD leader?

I am sorry to say, "we are already FORGOTTEN."
Nageezi Man

Rio Rancho, NM

#7 Nov 4, 2010
Dist 2 voter wrote:
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Don't judge people you don't even know. It sounds like you are unsure of your vote, "...hope she will improve the district....." Woody is a honest leader in his community. He has helped sooooo many people, maybe even one of your relatives. He already knows what the job entails, he already works with his community leaders.
It's not "all about jobs". What about the grandparents that need their road to be maintenanced on? McDaniel can't do her job behind a desk, answering phone calls.
She didn't even know what Navajo Nation chapters were in her district, according to her campaign pamphlet. She FORGOT to include some chapters, is that a GOOD leader?
I am sorry to say, "we are already FORGOTTEN."
Our chapters are suppose to take care of our roads in the first place. Us Navajos need to get use to living with no government help. There is no money to grade our roads. That is why America voted the way they did Tuesday.
Chances

Los Alamos, NM

#8 Nov 4, 2010
I think you all are self motivated for your own benefit. Why are you only worried about your roads that need graded, wondering if the "Nation" is going to be forgotten? What about all of the residents of this district, Dont they all deserve service? WHy just you?

Get over it, the voters have spoken and they chose McDaniel for the job. I just wish her well in her new position. Hopefully you will all give her a chance to do her job.
Dist 2 Voter

Taylor, AZ

#9 Nov 5, 2010
Chances wrote:
I think you all are self motivated for your own benefit. Why are you only worried about your roads that need graded, wondering if the "Nation" is going to be forgotten? What about all of the residents of this district, Dont they all deserve service? WHy just you?
Get over it, the voters have spoken and they chose McDaniel for the job. I just wish her well in her new position. Hopefully you will all give her a chance to do her job.
That was an example, McDaniel is focused on "jobs", I seriously think she applied for the wrong job, she needs to work for the State Unemployment office, instead of running for County Commissioner.
Does she know the qualifications? Community-based projects, along with road maintenance, improving the whole district. Oh I forgot, her road is paved to her residence, so that is why she isn't worried about roads.
I feel sorry for her, because she is "all about jobs" what if the Navajo Nation and APS don't come into an agreement on their lease, and the plant shuts down. There goes her "all about jobs" a LOST of over 100 million in payroll for our local businesses.
Which in turn will skyrocket the county's property tax, and that is when the Republicans are gonna cry about property taxes. So, now you know these Navajos pay taxes everyday, just to keep to county going.
So, yes it isn't all about maintenance of the roads, I guess GOOD LUCK to her. I will be keeping an eye on ALL her cons everyday.
Chapter voter

Taylor, AZ

#10 Nov 5, 2010
Nageezi Man wrote:
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Our chapters are suppose to take care of our roads in the first place. Us Navajos need to get use to living with no government help. There is no money to grade our roads. That is why America voted the way they did Tuesday.
When is the last time you have been to the local chapter house mtg? Wake up they don't take care of the county roads. You probably drive on a county road everyday, those are the blue signs with yellow numbers on them. LOOK YOU SEE ONE? Or do you see Navajo Nation roads?

DUH? We get money from the government, do you counterfeit? There are some families that need help from the government, I am pretty sure one of your family members are on government assistance. Since, your from Nageezi I bet you drive your grandparent(s) or parents in to get their governmental check on the first of the month, and that's the only time you see them.

People like you don't care how to vote...
Haha

Los Alamos, NM

#11 Nov 5, 2010
Chapter voter wrote:
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When is the last time you have been to the local chapter house mtg? Wake up they don't take care of the county roads. You probably drive on a county road everyday, those are the blue signs with yellow numbers on them. LOOK YOU SEE ONE? Or do you see Navajo Nation roads?
DUH? We get money from the government, do you counterfeit? There are some families that need help from the government, I am pretty sure one of your family members are on government assistance. Since, your from Nageezi I bet you drive your grandparent(s) or parents in to get their governmental check on the first of the month, and that's the only time you see them.
People like you don't care how to vote...
You have made our point, the Navajo Nation gets money from the Goverment to take care of its roads. This is not San Juan County's problem, go speak to your Soverign Nation. It has nothing to do with San Juan County, they have enough to take care of with all their own roads.
The fact that she lives on a paved road has nothing to do with her job or what she is wanting to do with it. She chose a place in the area that she wanted to live in, I can guarantee the property cost her more money than one in the middle of no where without any paved roads. So it comes back to what you want and what you can live with. If you live on land with no paved roads around and you dont like it MOVE.
Haha

Los Alamos, NM

#12 Nov 5, 2010
if you want to live on a paved street move to Bloomfield, they have several apartments for rent.
No one is forcing you to live on the Navajo Nation, you just like it because you dont have to pay anything. You probably even have a house built for you by the Tribe that you dont take care of.
Or you live on Tribal leased land and still dont pay anything.
Go CRY to someone who cares to listen to you. You are free to change you living arangement at any point you want to.
White Person

Deerfield Beach, FL

#13 Nov 5, 2010
Why should I cry to the Navajo Nation? I am a state registered voter. So I have a say so. I pay taxes everyday, just like you. Everyone thinks Native Americans, especially Navajos, don't pay taxes, but they do. Thats why her road is paved in Bloomfield. Navajos are probably the ones that paved her road for her. You sound like McDaniels, you don't know what the county commissioner is for? It's not "all about jobs".
Not so White

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Nov 7, 2010
Most of you that are gripping about McDaniel dont want a job anyway.
Your hand is out like a begger and want someone else to pay for the services you recieve.
It is about jobs so you can work to realize you own dreams. Do not think that the government is supposed to give us navajos everything we want.
we must work for it and appriciate what we have.
Rainbow

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Nov 7, 2010
White Person wrote:
Why should I cry to the Navajo Nation? I am a state registered voter. So I have a say so. I pay taxes everyday, just like you. Everyone thinks Native Americans, especially Navajos, don't pay taxes, but they do. Thats why her road is paved in Bloomfield. Navajos are probably the ones that paved her road for her. You sound like McDaniels, you don't know what the county commissioner is for? It's not "all about jobs".
The points you make are well taken. Some believe that the "sales tax" they pay for a consumable product is their contribution. Perhaps you have a job that has "federal/state taxes" taken out and that is your contribution. The taxes all pay on property they own is their contribution. My point...we all pay taxes. Some more than others. Some feel they are entitled to more of the "tax pie" than others. Hopefully, we all do our part in the "democratic" process when we educate ourselves as to the qualifications of the candidates we vote for. Hopefully, we vote for the most qualified candidate to represent ourselves and our special interests, as well as the candidate who dedicates their candidacy and office of service to the "special interests" of ALL citizens. We ALL pay taxes. We ALL, as citizens have the right to register to vote. We ALL have the right to expect our elected public officials to represent ALL of us equally. Ms. McDaniel won her district with the majority of voters' confidence. She'll represent ALL the citizens. Don't expect special treatment because you live in her district. It's her job, as a public official to represent ALL the citizens in ALL the districts. She's now a San Juan County Commissioner. For the people of San Juan County. ALL the people of San Juan County. You put your trust in her. Let her do her job. If she does half as well as Mr. Eckstein in representing ALL the citizens, she'll be twice the commissioner she replaced.
Fish

Boise, ID

#17 Nov 8, 2010
Not so White wrote:
Most of you that are gripping about McDaniel dont want a job anyway.
Your hand is out like a begger and want someone else to pay for the services you recieve.
It is about jobs so you can work to realize you own dreams. Do not think that the government is supposed to give us navajos everything we want.
we must work for it and appriciate what we have.
WOW!!! i wonder where you work, you don't even know how to spell. You must work for the Navajo Nation making minimum wage. Your spelling is at a 4th grade level, this tells me you don't have any college experience, LOOK WHO'S TALKING QUALIFIED!!
WOW

Santa Fe, NM

#18 Nov 8, 2010
Fish wrote:
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WOW!!! i wonder where you work, you don't even know how to spell. You must work for the Navajo Nation making minimum wage. Your spelling is at a 4th grade level, this tells me you don't have any college experience, LOOK WHO'S TALKING QUALIFIED!!
WOW are we getting that petty? Get to the point and stay away from the petty personal attacks. This post is about McDaniel being elected to the SJC Commission.
The gripe is she lives on a paved road and some residents on the Navajo Nation want their roads paved.
They are being told to contact the Navajo Nation as they have been paid by the Government for this service ande are to use it as they see fit.
The other gripe is about who pays taxes and what they are being used for.
WOW

Santa Fe, NM

#19 Nov 8, 2010
Besides Dist 2 voter, white person, or Fish. Who every you are going by this time. Your name change for every post doesnt make you look any smarter.
Your Navajo Nation is the one you need to look to when you have issues on NN land.
You know as well as we do that you are not going to get anything from them (the reason you dont ask). All the money has been spent by your crooked politicians and they dont care about you. This is the same reason you have to rely on SJC Law Enforcement for your emergency needs.
We have given and still give you more than we should, if you need things on your Soverign Nation you need to go to YOUR GOVERNMENT.(hopefully I didnt splel anyting worng)
whammer jammer

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Nov 8, 2010
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>
WOW are we getting that petty? Get to the point and stay away from the petty personal attacks. This post is about McDaniel being elected to the SJC Commission.
The gripe is she lives on a paved road and some residents on the Navajo Nation want their roads paved.
They are being told to contact the Navajo Nation as they have been paid by the Government for this service ande are to use it as they see fit.
The other gripe is about who pays taxes and what they are being used for.
Maybe, just maybe, in light of the current surge of voter interest, our citizens can educate themselves as to the corruption that exists within the Nation. The Tribal administrators refuse to allow Federal monies to be used for what it was intended. They insist that all funds are filtered through the "administrative coffers" and they will allot monies as they see fit. The problem? That money disappears. Gone...no credible accounting, just gone. When you fund a project, you believe that those monies/grants will be dispersed in the projects for which they were intended. That's not the case. Once that money hits the Tribal coffers, it goes to whomever, whatever they deem important at that moment. Usually, tropical vacation destinations in the shade of "training/conferences/jus tifiable Tribal expenses". Distribution is not targeted to the fund for which it was intended. Gone...POOF! Let's hold the administrators to the fire. Make them accountable for their spending sprees. Return that money to the target issues. The rightful expenditure recipients.

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